Transformative Avant-Garde & Other Writings

Transformative Avant-Garde & Other Writings

Krzysztof Wodiczko

by Krzysztof Wodiczko

Introduction by Rosalyn Deutsche

Published by: Black Dog Press

368 Pages, 6.70 x 9.80 in, Black and white illustrations

  • Hardcover
  • 9781912165285
  • Published: January 2021


The fourth publication of Krzysztof Wodiczko with Black Dog Press, exploring the artist and writer’s distinctive oeuvre. Transformative Avant-Garde and Other Writings is a comprehensive book of Wodiczko’s writing from the 1970s to the present day, providing a new perspective on this often controversial artist. An in-depth book which represents the many political, social and theoretical motivations and concerns of Wodiczko’s work, this is a must for art and culture theorists and fans alike. This overarching publication highlights the equal merits of Wodiczko’s writings in respect of his artistic practice, demonstrating the overlapping influences and considerations that run throughout his life. Wodiczko is famed for his large-scale, politically charged video and slide projections, projected onto prominent architectural structures. Since the 1980s, Wodiczko’s work has made use of marginalised residents of the cities in which he is creating and presenting work. He is Professor in Residence at Harvard University, and was awarded the Hiroshima Prize in 1998 for his contribution as an artist to world peace.